Boston Bruins forward Riley Nash will be a guest instructor for the 2017 Shuswap Academy’s Elite Hockey School.
Nash played major midget hockey with the Thompson Blazers, scoring 40 goals with 50 assists and 100 PIM in 55 games. He played one regular season game at the end of the year with the Salmon Arm Silverbacks and stuck around for the playoffs where he had three points in five games.
In his first full season with the Salmon Arm Silverbacks (BCHL), the Nash led the team in scoring with 38 goals and 45 assists in 55 games. Nash was named team MVP and Rookie of the Year as well being the Interior Conference Rookie of the Year. He was selected in the first round (21st overall) by the Edmonton Oilers in the NHL draft.
He went on to play three seasons at Cornell University, winning Cornell’s Rookie of the Year award in 2008 and leading the Big Red to an ECAC Championship in 2010 before turning pro.
Riley’s NHL Rights were traded to the Carolina Hurricanes in 2010 and he would sign his first NHL Contract that same year. Riley made his NHL debut on December 21, 2011 and recorded his 1st point two days later against the Ottawa Senators.
After 6 seasons within the Hurricanes organization, Nash left as a free agent to sign a two-year contract with the Boston Bruins on July 1, 2016.